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Multiple Origins for the Surname Boucher


French


The surname Boucher is a name that evolved during the medieval era in the French region of Champagne. It was a name for a person who worked as a butcher. Originally the name Boucher was derived from the Old French word bochier, which means butcher.

Boucher Early Origins



The surname Boucher was first found in Champagne where the family has held a family seat in ancient times.

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Boucher Spelling Variations


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Boucher Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Boucher, Bouche, Bouchez, Bouchais, Bouchay, le Boucher, de Boucher and many more.

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Boucher Early History


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Boucher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boucher research. Another 453 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1304, 1506, 1789, 1670, 1551, 1644, 1703, 1770, 1788, 1868, 1622, 1717, 1635, 1703 and 1770 are included under the topic Early Boucher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boucher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boucher Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family during this period was Jean Boucher, Rector of the University and Vicar of St-Benoît, French naturalist; and Pierre Boucher de Boucherville (1622-1717) who went to Canada from France in 1635 with his father; at the age of 18, he entered the services of the Jesuits and spent...

Another 53 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boucher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boucher Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Andrew Boucher settled in Virginia in 1650
  • Andrew Boucher, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • George Boucher, who arrived in Maryland in 1651
  • John Boucher, who landed in Virginia in 1666
  • Adam Boucher, who arrived in Maryland in 1668
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Boucher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Boucher, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1700
  • Elizabeth Boucher settled in Rappahannock, Virginia, in 1728
  • Hans Ulrich Boucher settled in Philadelphia in 1732
  • Ulrigg Boucher, aged 45, landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • John Boucher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Boucher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Boucher, who arrived in New York, NY in 1806
  • Miss Boucher, aged 30, settled in New Orleans in 1822
  • Alfred Boucher, who arrived in New York, NY in 1839

Boucher Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Gaspard Boucher, who arrived in Quebec in 1634

Boucher Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Boucher, a waterman, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Robert James Boucher arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Buckinghamshire 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  • Julia Boucher arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABBERTON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Abberton.htm
  • Ann Boucher arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Boyne" in 1850
  • Joseph Boucher arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Boyne" in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Boucher Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Boucher arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Cresswell" in 1856
  • Mary Boucher arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Cresswell" in 1856
  • E. Boucher arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wyvern" in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boucher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boucher (post 1700)



  • Joan I. Boucher, American politician, Representative from New Jersey 12th District, 1990
  • Jean Charles Boucher, American Democrat politician, Member of Maine State Senate 4th District, 1943-46; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1944; Member of Maine Democratic State Committee, 1945
  • Hiram A. Boucher (1896-1967), American politician, U.S. Consul in Dublin, 1924-27; Cobh, 1928-29; Rome, 1929-36; Geneva, 1936-41; Auckland, 1941-45; U.S. Consul General in Rio de Janeiro, 1945-47
  • Henry Aristide Boucher (1921-2009), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Fairbanks, Alaska, 1966-70; Lieutenant Governor of Alaska, 1970-74
  • George V. Boucher, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1968; Circuit Judge in Michigan 17th Circuit, 1971-85
  • Frederick C. Boucher (b. 1946), American Democrat politician, Member of Virginia State Senate 39th District, 1974-83; U.S. Representative from Virginia 9th District, 1983-
  • Edward M. Boucher, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Westport, 1946
  • Drayton R. Boucher, American Democrat politician, Member of Louisiana State Senate, 1950; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1956
  • Anthony Boucher, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Columbia County, 1833
  • Alfred J. Boucher, American politician, Mayor of Somersworth, New Hampshire, 1939
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABBERTON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Abberton.htm

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Boucher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boucher Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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